The Comedian's Comedian Podcast

The Comedian's Comedian Podcast

United Kingdom

For anyone who writes comedy, makes comedy, loves comedy, or just has an interest in comedians and what makes them so annoying.

Episodes

194 - Brian Regan  

Brian Regan is the undisputed master of the “act-out”, reducing audiences to tears of joy as he inhabits one potent premise after another. We squeezed in half an hour backstage to talk about how he shapes and annotates his “vignettes”, and find out why everyone considers him the nicest man in comedy.

Note to UK-based listeners. Even if you don’t always download non-UK acts, please just give this a whirl; it’s only short and he’s INCREDIBLE.

See Stu’s standup show on tour comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the show with a donation at comedianscomedian.com/donate

193 - Angela Barnes  

Radio and TV regular Angela is a prodigious joke-writer with a reputation for sharp material delivered in a world-weary manner. A former mental health professional, who “lost” her twenties to mental health problems she could deftly conceal, we talk about topical and political comedy, and ask whether her punchline density is really driven by insecurity…

Catch up with Angela’s latest tour dates at www.angelabarnescomedy.co.uk

See Stu’s standup show on tour comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the show with a donation at comedianscomedian.com/donate

192 - Elis James  

Like a reverse superhero, Elis James is a warm and charismatic story-teller, able to summon a hilarious, tiny-fisted, ranting neurotic from a parallel universe.  We discuss how his persona changes when performing in English or his native Welsh, explore his sumptuous vocabulary, and unpack his superbly anecdotal style. Extra content from this conversation is available at comedianscomedian.com/extras See Stu’s standup show on tour comedianscomedian.com/tour Support the show with a donation at comedianscomedian.com/donate

Special Xmas Gift - 2016 Tour Show “An Hour”  

Hello Loyal Listener, True Believer, Seeker, ComComrade, Podface!

To say thanks for subscribing to the podcast, here’s a little Xmas treat for you.  It’s a digital copy of my 2015 fringe show that toured earlier in 2016, entitled “An Hour”.

(It’s not quite an hour long, this is covered in the show)

I’m not leaving it up here for long so listen while you can. After it disappears there’ll be the opportunity to purchase it, split into separate tracks with titles etc, like a Proper Thing.  But it’s here for you now, free, gratis and without charge.

If you like it, come and see me live sometime.

Thanks for listening, happy Xmas and have a great new year.

GOLDSMITH OUT x

191 - Pappy’s Return  

Pappys return to the show after four years to discuss BBC3’s Badults, live shows, their future together, and whether they’ll ever go back to Edinburgh. Laughter, tears and dickheads in a very festive special episode…

Download the accompanying episode from Pappy’s Flatshare Slamdown: https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/flatshare_slamdown/christmas_2016/

See Stu on tour in 2017 www.comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the podcast your way at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

Buy Stu’s album “Extra Life” atwww.comedianscomedian.com/shop

190 - Fern Brady  

Fern Brady is a fiercely funny and provocative comic, with an invigorating ability to combine eloquence and bluntness.  A Guardian columnist and accidental spokesperson, she talks here about managing her anger, her frustrated attempts to make friends, and why she’s often surprised to hear that she doesn’t give a fuck…

 See Stu on tour in 2017 www.comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the podcast your way at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

Buy Stu’s album “Extra Life” atwww.comedianscomedian.com/shop

 

189 - Chris Gethard  

Softly spoken and absolutely committed to the truth, Chris Gethard took Edinburgh by storm with a searingly honest and blackly funny show about depression and attempted suicide. We talk about creativity and catharsis, his superb blogs, and whether or not performing is therapy…

See Gethard live www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/chris-gethard-career-suicide-2017

Catch up with extra material from this conversation at www.comedianscomedian.com/extras

See Stu on tour in 2017 www.comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the podcast your way at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

188 - Andy Askins  

One of comedy’s happiest and most humble men, Andy Askins reduces audiences to tears with his beautifully subtle and innocent-seeming punchlines. We discover the extraordinary backstory to his career, and find out about the decisions behind his whispered powerhouse performance.

See Stu on tour in 2017 www.comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the podcast your way at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

Buy Stu’s album “Extra Life” at www.comedianscomedian.com/shop

187 - Carmen Lynch  

Carmen Lynch combines deft writing, rhythm and performative poise, to deadly effect. We talk about stopping and re-starting comedy, and how it feels to escape from the day-job a second time. We also explore the beauty in simplicity, how to beat shyness with performance, and her recent spots on Letterman and Conan.

Follow @lynchcarmen or go to www.carmenlynch.com for more info

See Stu on tour in 2017 www.comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the podcast your way at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

Buy Stu’s album “Extra Life” at www.comedianscomedian.com/shop 

186 - Tony Law Returns  

A lot has changed since Old Tone’s last appearance on the podcast. He’s clean, sober and re-launching, but no less of a uniquely hilarious act.

We talk about how he’s trying to extract value from everything in his life, and look back on how, like Obelix, he fell into the potion…

This episode is sponsored by www.nextupcomedy.com where you can watch the Tony Law Collection as well as bundles of other diverse comedy you can’t find anywhere else! (The episode also conceals a code for a third off subscription for 3 months.)

See Stu on tour in 2017 www.comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the podcast your way at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

Buy Stu’s album “Extra Life” atwww.comedianscomedian.com/shop

185 - Jonny And The Baptists  

Jonny Donahoe and Paddy Gervers are political musical comics with real jokes, real music and real politics. Regulars on R4’s The Now Show, and creators of iTunes chart-topping “The Farage Song”, they discuss the creative dynamic behind their work, and profess a disgusting amount of love and respect for one another.

See Stu on tour in 2017 www.comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the podcast your way at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

Buy Stu’s album “Extra Life” atwww.comedianscomedian.com/shop

184 - Barry Crimmins  

Legendary comic Barry Crimmins kickstarted Boston’s comedy scene in the 1980s, testified to the Senate against AOL.com profiteering from child pornography, and is to this day both a political firebrand and an intensely kind man.

We talk about his new special “Whatever Threatens You”, released this week by Louis CK; political comedy and being your own trusted source; and Barry also acknowledges the personal cost of a life of activism.

See Stu on tour next Spring - www.comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the podcast - www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

Purchase Barry’s new special - https://louisck.net/purchase/barry-crimmins-whatever-threatens-you

183 - Paul Currie  

Sweaty, bearded turbo-clown Paul Currie’s shows are stuffed with unforgettable images, feelings and smells. Beloved of comedy’s intelligentsia, this award-winning performer doesn’t let go of your heart until the last cornflake is eaten and the last tear shed.

We discuss the cultural ecology of his native Northern Ireland; the difficulties of working in isolation; and we also talk about how the apparent vogue for clowning affects a veteran performer.

See Stu on tour in 2017! www.comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the podcast your way at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

Buy Stu’s album “Extra Life” atwww.comedianscomedian.com/shop

182 - Cameron Esposito  

A small-town girl who realised pretty late she was a giant lesbian, Cameron Esposito has evolved into a hilarious alpha-female hero comic. We talk about body-shaming, power-stances and side-mullets, and why this next decade is going to be awesome for women…Support the podcast with a recurring donation at http://www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

181 - John Robins  

Erudite stand-up, amazingly elastic improviser, and Goldsmith facial-resembler, John Robins is hitting his stride. We talk about the difficulties of changing gear mid-career, treating writing shows like writing essays, and being driven by shame.

Extra material at www.comedianscomedian.com/robins

Support the podcast your way at www.comedianscomedian.com

Buy Stu’s album “Extra Life” atwww.comedianscomedian.com/shop

Find tickets for John’s podcast live tour at www.elisandjohn.com

180 - Tim Minchin (Live at the Los Angeles Podcast Festival)  

Multiple Tony and Olivier Award-winner, and Emmy-nominee Tim Minchin went from gigging keyboardist, to Royal Albert Hall smash hit, to Dreamworks director. We explore the dynamic between Tim’s easy-going exterior and his internal driving force, learn his true feelings towards his own voice, and find out how he feels about death…

Support the podcast with a recurring donation at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

179 - Loyiso Gola  

Why is Emmy-nominated South-African satirist and comedian Loyiso is treated like a rock-star by his nation’s politicians? We explore the ability of SA comics to be outsiders to both UK and US culture, talk about his forthcoming Vimeo special, and learn why some comic ideas in the Xhosa language are untranslatable… Support the podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

178 - Lewis Black (Live at Just For Laughs, Montreal)  

Is Lewis Black the angriest man in America? We discuss Lewis’ origins in theatre, his turnover of topical material, particularly in an election cycle, and the trigger points from which he derives his explosive creativity. We also find out why silence is where you hear the joke… 

 Support the podcast at http://www.comedianscomedian.com/donate



177 - Tiff Stevenson (Live at Larmer Tree Festival)  

A provocative and genuine comic, Tiff pulls apart her subject matter like a terrier, mining huge laughs from political, topical and personal subjects. We talk about agency, process and sexism, and explore the creative opportunities afforded by her stewardship of London’s “Old Rope” new material night.

See Tiff’s forthcoming tour details at http://www.tiffstevenson.co.uk/

Support the podcast at http://www.comedianscomedian.com/donate 
176 - Bill Burr  

At the top of his game, stand-up Bill Burr is conquering the planet with an extraordinary creative ferocity. He delights in unsettling audiences by saying the un-sayable, before justifying his comic position with inspiring verve. We learn the tricks he uses to break out of routine onstage, explode the myth of finding one’s voice, and also have a really invigorating argument about privilege…


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